Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts


1) done without advance planning or preparation
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    • an impromptu decision/speech/meeting
  • Analysis

    Something which is impromptu is carried out or sad without previous preparation or planning similar in meaning to 'improvised' or 'on the spur of the moment'.

  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. Jack surprised everyone by giving an impromptu speech at the event.  
    2. I thought I'd pay Jane an impromptu visit while I was in her neck of the woods.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. The boss called an impromptu meeting with the staff to discuss the breaking developments.
    2. It was only an impromptu decision to put my name forward for the vacant position, but I ended up getting the job! 
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